2013 Annual Faculty Exhibition & Living Studio Residency
Posted On January 22, 2013
2013 ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION & LIVING STUDIO RESIDENCY
JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 22, 2013
University & Atrium Galleries
Members of Salisbury University’s Art Department showcase their works during the department’s annual faculty art show, January 21-February 22, in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall.
A panel discussion with faculty members is 3-5 p.m. Friday, February 8, in Fulton Hall Room 111, followed by a recital by Music Department faculty from 5-6 p.m. in Room 112. The evening culminates with an exhibit reception at 6 p.m. in the University Gallery.
Faculty exhibiting include Jeanne Anderton, Karen Bearman, Gary Brotman, Edward Brown, Alison Chism, Jessica Cross, Helene English, Paul Flexner, Carl Goldhagen, James Hill, Marjorie Hill, Susan Holt, Elizabeth Kauffman, Jinchul Kim, Somiah Lattimore, Lucia Michel, Sally Molenda, John Mosher, Pamela Olszewski, Dean Peterson, and Brooke Rogers. This is the first SU Galleries exhibition curated by Galleries Manager Marisa Sage.
This year’s exhibit features a new element, the “Living Studio Residency.” During the residency, Michel transforms the Atrium Gallery of the Guerrieri University Center into a working artist’s studio. Visitors are invited to visit the gallery and discuss with Michel her methods and paintings. A closing reception for her residency is 5 p.m. Friday, February 22.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. Sponsored by University Galleries and the Art Department, admission is free and the public is invited.
A studio is often a private place for an artist: a place of research, discovery, failure, success, method and, above all else, creation. In essence, when visiting artists in their studio you are entering into their intimate world of conception and construction.
Thanks to the generosity of Salisbury University’s Art Department Faculty, I was lucky enough to be invited to each of the 20 participating artists’ studios from this year’s exhibition. I traveled up and down the Eastern Shore of Delmarva, and I not only met engaging art practitioners who shared their current experiences of making art with me, but also I was visually inducted into the talented and creative community where I have recently made my home.
Many of the visceral works in this year’s faculty exhibition uniquely express the experience of each artist’s studio practice. Works range from large interactive installations, to technique bound and photo-realistic; compositions intertwine multi-dimensional abstractions with poetic visions of the everyday. Rules of process became blueprints for understanding these works, as well as the systems for producing them; image making – often contemplative, repetitive and, in some cases, obsessive – express the accumulation of time and memory in material form.
Using the studio as curatorial inspiration for a new portion of thefaculty exhibition, we have created the Living Studio Residency. This residency transforms the Atrium Gallery into a working artist’s studio for one month. Part-time faculty member Lucia Michel creates work while at the same time welcoming visitors from the campus and community to engage in conversation about her methods and the concepts behind her intimate paintings. Gallery visitors will get the unique experience one has when stepping into an artist studio for the first time, much as I did in preparation for this show.
Finally, I extend my deepest thanks to the entire participating faculty for inviting me into their studios and homes and sharing their inspiration.